Renae Crutchfield, Public Information Officer
214.819.6329 (office) 214.394.8109 (cell)
Zachary Thompson, Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DCHHS Confirms Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile
DALLAS (Sept. 5, 2017) – Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) laboratory confirmed mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito trap was collected from the 75019 zip code of Coppell.
DCHHS encourages residents in affected areas to be a part of the solution by eliminating insect breeding areas and larvae before mosquitoes reach the airborne stage. In conjunction with Dallas County municipalities, mosquito abatement teams are responding by treating impacted areas and DCHHS has scheduled ground spraying in the below area (s), weather permitting:
Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Residents should remain inside during the time sprayers are in the area. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 10 mph or inclement weather.
Residents should use the 4Ds to reduce exposure to mosquitoes:
Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides that are available for retail purchase. Larvicides are products used to kill immature mosquitoes before they become adults. Larvicides are applied directly to water sources that hold mosquito eggs, larvae, or pupae. When used well, larvicides can help reduce the overall mosquito burden by limiting the number of mosquitoes that are produced, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DCHHS has information regarding mosquito prevention on its website.
Zip Code: 75019